27-28 June 2019

The fourth YOPP Southern Hemisphere meeting again has been aligned with the annual Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate. The meetings were held end of June in Charleston SC, United States.

The Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate was held June 25-27, 2019 in Charleston SC, USA, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. The Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) meeting followed on June 27 Thursday afternoon and Friday morning of June 28 at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. This workshop focused on bringing together all parties involved in Antarctic meteorology and the advancement of this discipline through research science and improving operational support.

The agenda with links to all presentations is available here.

8-12 April 2019

The fifth PPP-SERA meeting has taken place from 8–12 April in Punta Arenas, Chile. On Wednesday, 10 April, an Open Session was held ath the Universidad de Magallanes (Auditorium Australis).

The fifth meeting of PPP-SERA, held in Punta Arenas, Chile, in April 2019, focused on the development and planning of activities PPP-SERA promised to deliver during YOPP, including Special Services Projects and Weather and Society workshops. Furthermore, the PPP-SERA task team used the opportunity to develop joint funding proposals in response to the Belmont Forum call, worked on an editorial to a Special Issue in Polar Geography, and responded to requests by the YOPP Steering Group.

The PPP-SERA Open Session in Punta Arenas on 10 April has extended the PPP-SERA network within South America. During the session, PPP-SERA has been reporting on current research to generate awareness of relevant themes and approaches and to engage in discussions with researchers, service providers and end-users from South America.

A workshop report can be found here.

16-18 January 2019

The tenth Polar Prediction Project Steering Group meeting was held from Wednesday, January 16, to Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Helsinki, Finland (agenda for download).

14–16 January 2019

From January 14-16, 2019, the Arctic Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Science Workshop was held at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland. It was jointly organized by the Polar Prediction Project and its International Coordination Office (ICO), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

The workshop brought together YOPP scientists to present and discuss the first results from the Arctic Special Observing Periods in winter and summer 2018, providing a vivid forum for exchange, networking, and interaction. Studies of coupled atmospheric, ocean, sea ice, and land processes were addressed to share feedback on the latest Arctic observations, modelling and prediction efforts including their benefits to society on time scales from hours to seasonal.

For more information, see meeting website here.


19 July: The third YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere meeting was held in conjunction with this year's 13th Antarctic Meteorology and Climate Workshop at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA. YOPP-SH#03 took place on July 19th, 2018. The agenda for the YOPP-SH meeting can be downloaded from here. For more information, please also see in the News section

19 June: A YOPP Side event has been held during the POLAR2018 meeting conference in Davos, Switzerland, on June 19th, from 12.30 to 2 pm in the Room A Dischma. Amongst others, the YOPP Data Portal, the societal aspects within YOPP, and the YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere were showcased during the meeting. The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded from here.

16 – 22 April 2018: PPP-SERA had their next meeting at University of Wageningen, The Netherlands.

13 – 15 March 2018: The ninth Polar Prediction Project Steering Group meeting was held from Tuesday, March 13, to Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Icelandic Meteorological Office in Reykjavik, Iceland (agenda for download).

12 March: A YOPP Open Session has been held prior to the ninth Polar Prediction Project Steering Group meeting on Monday afternoon, 2 to 4 pm at the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) in Reykjavik, Iceland., to inform members of IMO about the current status and planning actvities during the Year of Polar Prediction. The agenda can be found here.


Second YOPP-SH meeting at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, United States

The second meeting of the YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) planning committee was held on June 28–29, 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, United States, in conjunction with the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate and the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) meeting. Modeling efforts such as the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System AMPS, observations both at Antarctic stations and during various field campaigns, as well as involvement of Southern Ocean community were discussed. A joint session together with the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) took place on Thursday, June 29th. The report on the meeting can be downloaded here.

PPP-SERA meeting at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

The third meeting of the PPP sub-committee Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) was held from April 5–9, 2017 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Focus of the meeting was to finalize a scoping document entitled “Navigating Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Information for Safe Polar Mobilities” which sets the base for the implementation of an action and research response plan envisaged for the social science contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction. More information on PPP-SERA

Year of Polar Prediction side meeting at Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

A Year of Polar Prediction side meeting took place on Friday, March 31st 2017 during the Arctic Science Summit Week held in Prague, Czech Republic. PPP Steering Group member Jun Inoue and ICO project officer Kirstin Werner gave an update on the current state of planning of various activities during the Year of Polar Prediction which will be launched officially in May this year. See more information here

In the ASSW2017 session entitled "Project management in the Arctic science – the unknown driver of changes" Kirstin Werner and Luisa Cristini who is project manager for the EU Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE both reported on project management within polar prediction research.

Polar Prediction Workshop in Bremerhaven, Germany

From 27th to 30th March 2017, the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop was held at the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, www.dsm.museum) in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), and the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) were pleased to welcome about 80 international sea-ice experts who discussed on environmental predictions in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales, thereby helping to build a "seamless“ polar prediction community. See here for more information

YOPP Open Session and PPP Steering Group Meeting #8

27 February–01 March 2017: A YOPP Open Session will be held on Monday morning, February 27th 2017, at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) in College Park, Maryland, USA. The Open Session will be followed by the PPP Steering Group meeting.

The YOPP Open Session, which will be held in the morning of February 27th 2017 (YOPP Open Session agenda) provides an overview about the current level of YOPP planning and encourages discussion with the US community interested in YOPP. The agenda for the 8th meeting of the WMO WWRP PPP Steering Group, held from February 27th to March 1st is available here. Presentations of the meeting are now available for download. For any question please contact office@polarprediction.net

Calendar of related meetings

An overview on events related to polar climate and weather prediction and predictability. Collected by CliC, PCPI and PPP.


YOPP will have a side event on June 19th at the POLAR2018 meeting in Davos, Switzerland.